Examples of non-ionic detergents, biodegradable detergents and non biodegradable detergents THAT CAN EASILY BE MEMORISED.

Asked by coolrampal6072 | 9th Mar, 2012, 11:34: AM

Expert Answer:

Anionic detergents

Bile acids, such as deoxycholic acid (DOC), are anionic detergents produced by the liver to aid in digestion and absorption of fats and oils.
 

Non-ionic and zwitterionic detergents

 
 Typical non-ionic detergents are based on polyoxyethylene or a glycoside. Common examples of the former include Tween, Triton, and the Brij series. These materials are also known as ethoxylates or PEGylates). 
 
Detergents that can be degraded by bacteria are called biodegradable detergents. Such detergents have straight hydrocarbon chains. For example: sodium lauryl sulphate
Detergents that cannot be degraded by bacteria are called non-biodegradable detergents. Such detergents have highly-branched hydrocarbon chains. For example: sodium -4- (1, 3, 5, 7- tetra methyl octyl) benzene sulphonate.

Answered by  | 10th Mar, 2012, 09:41: AM

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